P.E.Petrov – Ch 4 The Roadwork [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Reflective, Emotional, Pop

There is a story behind your EP Ch 4 The Roadwork. Can you please share it with us?

The overall storyline of this EP is about the character Sadboi, who is on the cover art, and his experiences within his relationships. Dbl Yllw Lines starts off with the theme that Sadboi keeps people at bay in relationships for his own safety. Bridges continues the story with what the people he is keeping distant are saying back to him to get closer. Roadkill finalizes the EP with Sadboi answering back that they are not helping but making his life worse. All of these songs are based on real experiences and conversations in my life

Which track of the EP represents you the most?

Roadkill because at first it was supposed to be lyrically about something different, but then I had a close relationship in my life where someone claimed they were helping me even though they were clearly squashing my goals and dreams. It was the first time I wrote a song while experiencing in the moment what the song was about

Favourite album of the past year?

Rina Sawayama’s Hold The Girl. I find her truly inspirational as a pop-star that popped off later in life. Also a lot of the songs on her album deal with what she learned in therapy, which i was going through when writing this EP.

What are the signs you’re dealing with a toxic person?

When they squash your dreams or goals, when they complain so much, or they only speak in passive aggressive versus just saying whats wrong

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

When i was writing these songs, I remember I told one of the producers that I want it to sound like a rainy day, like everything in the world is telling you to stop and reflect and to not go anywhere. I want the listener to just listen and even cry as you let out what has been troubling you

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

I’ve been pretty good most of my life. However, there was just one time in high school that my friends told me it was free pancake day at IHOP before 1st period. My friends were gonna skip first period to go get free pancakes and I decided to go with them. Its funny because as we left the parking lot, the principal saw us and said bring some pancakes for me. We came back to make 2nd/3rd period, but he had started calling parents already so my parents were not happy.

Thank you!

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